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Overview of research

Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta), a species indigenous to Québec.
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)
Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta).

The primary mission of the Montréal Biodôme’s team of scientific advisors is to support the conservation, enhancement and development of living collections at the Biodôme and provide scientific support in managing these collections. Each of the scientific advisors also leads research in his or her field of expertise in regard to the institution’s mission and major research orientations.

Some research projects support maintenance operations for the Biodôme’s living collections, while others are part of a collective effort from the scientific community to preserve nature. Certain projects conducted at the Biodôme or in the field help to broaden scientific knowledge about the ecology of species and habitats. Others support the protection of habitats, the conservation of biodiversity and the adoption of responsible behaviour towards nature that promotes sustainable development. The Biodôme’s research team is also interested in urban animal issues, conducting field work and advising managers in the public sector.

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